BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down another campaign money limit

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Further loosening the reins on the role of money in politics, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down restrictions on the grand total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office.

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Supreme Court hears argument on charged Obamacare case

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The Supreme Court, taking up a closely watched challenge to Obamacare, wrestled Tuesday with whether for-profit companies have a right to religious freedom and can invoke it to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives.

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Supreme Court will take up controversial Obamacare provision on contraception

The Supreme Court, taking up a controversial provision of Obamacare, agreed Tuesday to consider whether a company can refuse to provide contraceptive care to female employees on the grounds that doing so would violate its religious freedom.

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Colorful questions, but few easy answers, as court wrestles with prayer

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When the Supreme Court agreed to take a case on prayer at government meetings, some advocates on both sides hoped for a clear resolution — a test that would establish, once and for all, what is acceptable under the Constitution.

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Proposition 8 backers petition Supreme Court to block gay marriages in California

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The legal team behind Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban, on Saturday filed an emergency motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a flurry of weddings that began weeks before many thought possible because of a surprising federal appeals court ruling.

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Bert and Ernie mark DOMA decision on New Yorker cover

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In a nod to this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the striking new cover of The New Yorker features famous “are they or aren’t they” couple Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” snuggled up on the couch watching the news on television.

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Rainbow colors: San Francisco City Hall marks historic gay marriage court rulings

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Rainbow-colored lights illuminated City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday evening after the United States Supreme Court ruled on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court handed significant victories to gay rights advocates in both cases, but fell short of issuing a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage.  — Reuters

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DOMA’s downfall completes military’s swift 180 on gay troops — or does it?

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On the surface it looks like the American armed forces have executed a stunning reversal on the issue of gay troops in just 21 months — the time spanning the end of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and the Defense of Marriage Act, struck down Wednesday by the Supreme Court. 

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Supreme Court justices raise bar for affirmative action in college admissions

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By a 7-1 vote, justices rule lower court had not held University of Texas to a “demanding burden of strict scrutiny,” sends case brought by Abigail Fisher, right, back to lower court for review.

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Has the Supreme Court reached a decision?

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The Supreme Court of the United States

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NBC News is teaming up with SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein as part of our real-time coverage of the Supreme Court’s orders and opinions, led by NBC’s Justice Correspondent Pete Williams. SCOTUSblog’s liveblog of orders from the high court will begin a little before 9:30 a.m. ET with reporting on rulings starting 10 a.m. ET.

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Supreme Court says natural human genes can’t be patented

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that natural human genes cannot be patented by companies, but it said that synthetically produced genetic material can — a mixed ruling for the biotechnology industry.

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11 key moments from the argument over the Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared highly skeptical of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that blocks federal recognition of gay marriages, according to courtroom observers.

Here are 11 key moments from the arguments, which followed Tuesday’s session on California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The two cases could reshape the legal status of hundreds of thousands of gay couples.

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